Construction Management Software Insights

Leveraging construction project management software to improve capital construction projects and other industry insights

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
Posted By: Brian Norusis
In 2012, McKinsey & Company in conjunction with the University of Oxford published one of the most comprehensive studies on the success of large scale IT projects by measuring 5,400 projects with initial budgets of $15M+.  The results are truly horrifying. 17% of projects go so badly that they...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:30pm
Posted By: Ashley G.
Facebook is expanding its headquarters and just completed the newest building in Menlo Park, California. Famed architect Frank Gehry (known for architectural masterpieces like the Dancing House in Prague and the Walt Disney Concert Hall), was tapped to undertake the project. In early April,...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 3:45pm
Posted By: Joe Eberly
Dictionary.com defines an electronic signature as “electronic proof of a person's identity” or “a technology that allows a person to electronically affix a signature or its equivalent to an electronic document.” By comparison, a signature is a “stylized script associated with a person”....
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:45am
Posted By: Joe Eberly
Not long ago, I overheard a statement related to winning a construction dispute… “The party with the best documentation wins.” I can’t positively say if this statement is true or not, but it certainly makes you stop and think. It prompted me to look into it a little deeper. In the United States,...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:00am
Posted By: Joe Eberly
Many years ago I worked as an Assistant Superintendent and Warranty Representative for a publicly-traded development company. My job was to ensure that the quality promised to the customer during the sales phase was delivered and maintained through construction acceptance and occupancy. I spent the...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:00am
Posted By: Ashley G
Back in 2013, my colleague and I wrote an article for the American Water Works Association on the aging infrastructure in the U.S. Fast forward to 2015 and I’m sitting on my couch on a Sunday night watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and I hear John Oliver say, “Tonight’s main story is on...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 9:45am
Posted By: Brian Norusis
At our company’s 2015 kickoff meeting, I provided an analogy I first heard given by Tony Robbins.  I am a big fan of Mr. Robbins.  His messages are applicable to almost anyone but I find them especially applicable in business.  In one particular presentation, Mr. Robbins was explaining how his golf...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:15am
Posted By: Jon Antevy
When a project is first conceived, it usually has a small group involved that shepherds it along until it warrants additional resources.  On many projects we are involved in it is not unusual for a year to pass until momentum builds and additional resources are needed.  It is during this phase of a...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:15am
Posted By: Jon Antevy
SharePoint is a platform, not a construction project management system.  Available for this platform are numerous software components that have to be continually developed, integrated, tested and maintained.  The primary building block of SharePoint is a document repository.  As a project goes...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:15pm
Posted By: Joe Eberly
Monthly capital construction consolidation reports are due on Monday and I haven’t even started reviewing all of the project spreadsheets, accounting reports, or change logs.  Sorry Rusty, no dog park this weekend… Sound painfully familiar?  I’m like you, I love my weekends. I don’t want to go to...

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